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2011-08-29 13:59:06

University of Utah Researchers Capture Codes to Genetic Variation in “Model” Plant Understanding which genes control traits, like when a plant will flower, what soil type is best or its ability to persist in drought conditions provides insight into the ability of plants to adapt to new environments. This type of scientific data is important for crop improvement and significant to human well being. An international collaboration of researchers, including biologists at the...

2011-08-04 18:03:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that an executive member of management will present at the Jefferies Global Industrial Conference on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. ET. A webcast of the presentation along with accompanying materials will be available on the investor relations section of the company's website, www.huntsman.com. About Huntsman: Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated...

2011-06-30 19:13:36

The technology that allows scientists to profile the entire genome of individual tumors offers new hope for discovering ways to select the best treatment for each patient's particular type of cancer. However, these profiles produce huge amounts of data, and the volume alone creates unique analytical problems. In a study published on-line this week in the journal BMC Medical Genomics, researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah describe a new analytical approach...

2011-06-23 11:34:00

-Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Researcher Shows Proof-of-Principle for New Tool Called VAAST, Using DNA from Handful of Subjects in Two Families- PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Harnessing the new generation of rapid, highly accurate gene-sequencing techniques, a research team has identified the disease-causing mutation in a newly characterized rare genetic disease, by analyzing DNA from just a few individuals. The power and speed of the innovative...

2011-06-23 06:00:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As schools across the country let out this month, a joint project launched today by New York's hometown value carrier JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) and PBS KIDS aims to keep children reading wherever they go this summer - with a combination of in-flight and online literacy resources, community reading events and a partnership with First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need. At the center of the program is the...

2011-06-09 15:15:00

Online students plan to continue education at top colleges and universities across the country SALT LAKE CITY, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 3, the Utah Virtual Academy honored 25 students as the graduating class of 2011. The traditional graduation ceremony took place at 3 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Main Library. The ceremony featured the senior speech by Nephi Smith of Taylorsville. Upon graduation, Nephi plans to attend the University of Utah. The ceremony...

2011-06-03 16:43:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that executive members of management will present at the following conferences: UBS Global Basic Materials Conference, June 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. BST Deutsche Bank Basic Materials Conference, June 14, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. CT A webcast of each presentation along with accompanying materials will be available on the investor relations section of the company's website, www.huntsman.com. About...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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